aDiatomea by MRK, aDiatomea are a series of diatom-like artificial life forms generated by code. MRK classifies each variant or permutation of these mathematical creatures in taxonomic studies, giving Victorian diatom art a 21st century redux. The full series of aDiatomea can be seen at MRK’s project website. Limited edition, archival quality prints are available at inPRNT.
Generative practice. the state of the art
by Jeremy Levine for digicult.it “Generative art is often misunderstood and mischaracterized, but it has always played an important role in digital aesthetics. The following is a conversation about the state of generative art with three generative artists and theorists, Leonardo Solaas, Marius Watz, and Mitchell Whitelaw and the author himself. Can we talk about a ‘generative aethetics’ which could be separated by the ‘generative process’?”
reblog wowgreat: gerhard richter (via art splash: gerhard richter / abstract paintings / marian goodman / new york)
Furrow and untitled cedar sculpture
Ben Butler, Sculptures & Installations at Zg Gallery, Chicago. “The spirit of science, of discovery and illumination, is central to Ben Butler’s art. Ultimately, everything made is first found. Yet, for both art and science, successful work must allow others not to simply rediscover what you have discovered, but to make, through the work, their own discoveries. The work then remains alive. “
via toxi and generator.x
A Piece of Flat Globe Vol.5
an impressive collection of layered paper cut objects by Noriko Ambe. “When I am drawing or cutting lines, I am interested in observing the power of the changing growing shape. This dynamic shape becomes an entity in itself, “Another geography.” In a sense, the empty space is myself, and the materials represent the present world.”
via leonel cunha
a snapshot of generative works by Paul Prudence, “artist and real-time visual performer working with computational and visual feedback systems and video. Uses VVVV, Flash & processed Digital Video. Lecturer on visual music and syneasthetic art.” Mr Prudence runs the generative art blog dataisNature.
carsten nicolai interview
in german. by art magazin. “Ihre Installationen erinnern ja auch eher an einen Physiker oder Naturwissenschaftler … / Das hat etwas mit Sehgewohnheiten zu tun. Und diese versuche ich immer in Frage zu stellen. Ich finde meine Installationen teilweise gar nicht so technisch. Für mich ist das auch ein Ausdruck dafür, in welcher Zeit wir gerade leben.”
Im art-Interview spricht er über seine Zeit als Gärtner, die Grenzen zwischen Kunst und Naturwissenschaft – und die Vermatschung von Tönen.
designing processes rather than art
a workshop conducted by bruce sterling, 25-28 November 2008 at fabrica.it. Found via the spectre mailinglist, a post by Marco Mancuso who posted his critical essay Generative Nature - Aesthetics, repetitiveness, selection and adaptation.
“Jim Denevan makes freehand drawings in sand. At low tide on wide beaches Jim searches the shore for a wave tossed stick. After finding a good stick and composing himself in the near and far environment Jim draws— laboring up to 7 hours and walking as many as 30 miles”
working with natural forces, ned kahn creates beautiful sculptures and facades that translate natural activity and movement into form.
via www.nedkahn.com, micro gallery
the third space
The entire space was created by lashing together almost 1.3 million cable ties. Visitors are invited to explore the surreal landscape of cocoons, webs and light called “The Third Space” that took a staggering 16,870 hours to complete. made possible by 52 art students of the academy of fine arts in Munich. more pictures.
via Yanko Design
“a three-dimensional steel matrix inset with panels of living mosses and enclosed within by translucent volume. Moistscape allows visitors to experience the play in scale from the miniature of the floating mossy landscape to the actual one of the installation as a whole.” Design and Fabrication by Lauren Crahan, John Hartmann, Corey Yurkovich.
Force of Gravity
masking tape on black wall, by Kristin Nordhoy.
High Plane V
by Katrin Sigurdardottir “High Plane V will depict an artificial landscape, made of the most basic construction materials: blue insulation material and white paint. [..] In order to view the landscape, visitors will be invited to climb up one of two ladders in the second floor gallery, and raise their heads through one of the two holes in the ceiling above.”
by anne wilson ” Elements of ancient handwork participate in new thinking about the viability of lightweight mesh structures to create temporary and portable architectures. A city is imagined of tensile networks, deflated domes, skeletal igloos, flattened tents, elevated canopies, schematic cooling towers, linear pathways, rubble from collapse, stacks and parts to rebuild. “